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The Resource Impure science : AIDS, activism, and the politics of knowledge, Steven Epstein

Impure science : AIDS, activism, and the politics of knowledge, Steven Epstein

Label
Impure science : AIDS, activism, and the politics of knowledge
Title
Impure science
Title remainder
AIDS, activism, and the politics of knowledge
Statement of responsibility
Steven Epstein
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Epstein shows the extent to which AIDS research has been a social and political phenomenon and how the AIDS movement has transformed biomedical research practices through its capacity to garner credibility by novel strategies
Member of
Additional physical form
A digital reproduction is available from E-Editions, a collaboration of the University of California Press and the California Digital Library's eScholarship program.
Awards note
Society for the Study of Social Problems C. Wright Mills Award, 1996.
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Epstein, Steven
Dewey number
362.1/969792/00973
Index
index present
LC call number
RA644.A25
LC item number
E68 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • W1
  • WC 503
NLM item number
  • ME6490 v.7 1996
  • E62i 1996
Series statement
Medicine and society
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • AIDS (Disease)
  • Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
  • Politics
  • Research
  • United States
  • AIDS
  • Activisme
  • Kennissociologie
  • Sida
  • AIDS
  • Activisme
  • Kennissociologie
  • Aids
  • Forschung
  • Soziologie
  • USA
  • Sida
  • Sida
  • Sidéens
  • AIDS
  • USA
Label
Impure science : AIDS, activism, and the politics of knowledge, Steven Epstein
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 361-443) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction: Controversy, credibility, and the public character of AIDS research -- Part 1. The politics of causation. The nature of a new threat ; HIV and the consolidation of certainty ; Reopening the causation controversy ; The debate that wouldn't die -- Part 2. The politics of treatment. Points of departure ; "Drugs into bodies" ; The critique of pure science ; Dilemmas and divisions in science and politics ; Clinical trials and tribulations -- Conclusion: Credible knowledge hierarchies of expertise, and the politics of participation in biomedicine
  • Introduction: Controversy, credibility, and the public character of AIDS research. The crisis of credibility and the rise of the AIDS movement ; Analyzing AIDS controversies ; Conceptualizing AIDS: some intellectual debts -- Part one: The politics of causation. The nature of a new threat ; The discovery of a "gay disease" (1981-1982) ; Lifestyle vs. virus (1982-1983) ; The triumph of retrovirology (1982-1984) ; HIV and the consolidation of certainty ; The construction of scientific proof (1984-1986) ; HIV as "obligatory passage point" ; Reopening the causation controversy ; From deafening silence to the pages of Science (1987-1988) ; Consolidation and refinement (1989-1991) ; The debate that wouldn't die ; The controversy reignites (1991-1992) ; The dynamics of closure: whither the controversy? (1997-1995) ; Causation and credibility -- Part two: The politics of treatment. Points of departure ; Targeting a retrovirus (1984-1986) ; Clinical trials take center stage (1986-1987) ; "Drugs into bodies" ; Gaining access (1987-1988) ; A knowledge-empowered movement ; The critique of pure science ; AZT and the politics of interpretation (1989-1990) ; Activism and the manufacture of knowledge (1989-1991) ; Dilemmas and divisions in science and politics ; Combination therapy and the "surrogate markers" debate (1989-1992) ; Inside and outside the system ; Clinical trials and tribulations ; The search for new directions (1992-1993) ; Living with uncertainty (1993-1995) -- Conclusion: Credible knowledge, hierarchies of expertise, and the politics of participation in biomedicine. Science and the struggle for credibility ; The transformation of AIDS research ; The legacy of AIDS activism
Control code
ocm34564867
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 466 p.
Isbn
9780520202337
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96016805
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o34564867
  • (OCoLC)34564867
Label
Impure science : AIDS, activism, and the politics of knowledge, Steven Epstein
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 361-443) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction: Controversy, credibility, and the public character of AIDS research -- Part 1. The politics of causation. The nature of a new threat ; HIV and the consolidation of certainty ; Reopening the causation controversy ; The debate that wouldn't die -- Part 2. The politics of treatment. Points of departure ; "Drugs into bodies" ; The critique of pure science ; Dilemmas and divisions in science and politics ; Clinical trials and tribulations -- Conclusion: Credible knowledge hierarchies of expertise, and the politics of participation in biomedicine
  • Introduction: Controversy, credibility, and the public character of AIDS research. The crisis of credibility and the rise of the AIDS movement ; Analyzing AIDS controversies ; Conceptualizing AIDS: some intellectual debts -- Part one: The politics of causation. The nature of a new threat ; The discovery of a "gay disease" (1981-1982) ; Lifestyle vs. virus (1982-1983) ; The triumph of retrovirology (1982-1984) ; HIV and the consolidation of certainty ; The construction of scientific proof (1984-1986) ; HIV as "obligatory passage point" ; Reopening the causation controversy ; From deafening silence to the pages of Science (1987-1988) ; Consolidation and refinement (1989-1991) ; The debate that wouldn't die ; The controversy reignites (1991-1992) ; The dynamics of closure: whither the controversy? (1997-1995) ; Causation and credibility -- Part two: The politics of treatment. Points of departure ; Targeting a retrovirus (1984-1986) ; Clinical trials take center stage (1986-1987) ; "Drugs into bodies" ; Gaining access (1987-1988) ; A knowledge-empowered movement ; The critique of pure science ; AZT and the politics of interpretation (1989-1990) ; Activism and the manufacture of knowledge (1989-1991) ; Dilemmas and divisions in science and politics ; Combination therapy and the "surrogate markers" debate (1989-1992) ; Inside and outside the system ; Clinical trials and tribulations ; The search for new directions (1992-1993) ; Living with uncertainty (1993-1995) -- Conclusion: Credible knowledge, hierarchies of expertise, and the politics of participation in biomedicine. Science and the struggle for credibility ; The transformation of AIDS research ; The legacy of AIDS activism
Control code
ocm34564867
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 466 p.
Isbn
9780520202337
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96016805
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o34564867
  • (OCoLC)34564867

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